IFoLT 2017, Announcement

The 23th International Festival of Local Televisions will be held from June 7th to 10th 2017 in Košice, Slovakia. The festival is organized by the City TV Foundation and is another excellent way to meet local TV enthusiasts from all over Europe and to view all kind of interesting local TV productions. According to the organizer: “The International Festival of Local Televisions is the only international festival of its kind in Europe one of the most important European media events held in Slovakia. The Festival supports partnership and cooperation between creators of audiovisual works and TV programmes, enriches the modern audiovisual means of expression and, at the same time, it is an important means of presenting Slovak film, TV and audiovisual production and culture through local televisions both in Europe and beyond its borders.”

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Near FM launch new Digital Audio Archive

image001The Near FM Archive was officially launched by Prof Dr Pauric Travers, chairperson of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. Also speaking at the event were Dublin City Archivist, Dr Mary Clark and Chairperson of Near Media Co-op, Vincent Teeling. This was followed by a short demonstration of the Near Archive.
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Intercultural tips and tricks

How can mainstream and public service media survive in the ‘filter bubble’ scenario? By learning from community media — and not only in adopting their crowdfunding strategies. Nadia Bellardi writes about the “Escape from the ‘filter bubble’ — intercultural tips and tricks for journalism and communication” Find the full text here: https://medium.com/@nadiabellardi/escape-from-the-filter-bubble-intercultural-tips-and-tricks-for-journalism-and-communication-cd5eb8ffa468#.ubcmvb9y0

Community media at the Prague Media Point Conference

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“We tell a different story – the role of documentary film, alternative and community media in reporting migration” was discussed in November at the Prague Media Point Conference: Media and Migration (7-9th of November 2016) in a round table with Larry Moore Macaulay from Refugee Radio Network, Hamburg, documentary film-maker Asha Siad from Canada and Michal Majzner from Refugee stories, Czech Republic; moderated by Nadia Bellardi of CMFE.
The film Screening of 19 DAYS, directed by Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad, was supported by Transitions, KEYNOTE and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague.
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Irish media market

Ireland has one of the most concentrated media markets of any democracy, finds the Report on the Concentration of Media Ownership in Ireland by Doughty Street Chambers and KRW LLP, comissioned by Lynn Boylan MEP Oct 2016.

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AMARC GA, CMFE GA and Conference

Bild: Stefan TennerWe had a successful General Assembly in Halle on the 24th of October: Judith Purkarthofer (President), Urszula Doliwa (Secretary) and Henry Loeser were (re-)elected to the Board. Helmut Peissl presented a new project, CMFE is working on with European partners (Media against hate is financially supported by the European Commission, DG Justice and Consumers). Thanks for being with us!

AMARC Europe was holding its GA on the 24th of October, with a new board selected: CMFE sends greetings and looks forward to fruitful cooperations!

At the AMARC Conference – Community Media in the Media Landscape keynote speaker Community Media UNESCO Chairman Vinod Pavarala and members of AMARC and CMFE spoke about current projects and recent developments.
See here: http://www.amarceurope.eu/community-radio-a-voice-and-tool-for-solidarity/

CMFE General Assembly in Halle/Germany

This year’s CMFE General Assembly will take place on 24th October 2016, 6pm, in conjunction with the Radio Art Festival RadioRevolten and the AMARC Europe Conference “Community Radio as a Tool in the Political Landscape” in Halle/Saale (Germany).

Your participation is very important to us, as we will talk about future plans and strategies, exchange about recent developments in our members’ countries and Europe. As members, you will receive more information shortly. Continue reading